Go on shopping frenzy that results in an overload of goodies. In your state of madness purchase heavy pots that seem like a brilliant idea but later realize the brilliance of such a purchase was only momentary. Purchase new luggage to contain all your new marvels. Travel cross-country by train with said new items. Sweat, pant and wonder what the hell you were thinking when you purchased so-much-stuff. Arrive at hostel with new heavy luggage that seems even heavier as the minutes pass. Look for check-in counter. Realize the check-in counter is on the second floor of an old walkup building. Huff and puff up two flights of stairs. Sputter a mouth full of colorful language. Reach the damn check-in counter (out of breath). Begin sulking when you hear that your room is one flight up. Elevator? Still not an option!! Huff, puff and curse up a third flight of stairs with new, bigger luggage that now weighs a ton. Dream of smacking someone (perhaps yourself) with that pot you insisted on purchasing. Reach room and collapse on bed from exhaustion. Hear loud pop and allow the look of horror to settle in. You just broke the bed.
Oh, the thought (and laughter)! An adult in a twin bed is just silly but two adult women in ONE twin bed is bad comedy. That’s how we slept for two nights because the only thing worse then a cheap hostel is having to pay the hostel for their crappy bed that you broke.
I feel like my life is a comedy of errors. One could see that as a bad thing but the silver lining is that I get to laugh a lot and laughter does make things better. I have a fun filled life and that’s something I want visible in my home. Recently my mother and I painted the interior side of our entryway door with chalkboard paint. It’s fun and unexpected yet it still flows well with my modern home. I absolutely love it!
I have these visions of my son drawing me a masterpiece one day. We don’t own any chalk as of yet and in truth my son is still a bit too young to get it. Needless, I am totally smitten with the end result. And to boot, the door is metal so it doubles as a magnetic board. As you can see, I’ve added a small selection of photos to display; each one is dear to me in some way.
I thought it also might be helpful to share a floor plan of our space. Hopefully things will make better sense as I begin to talk about all the things I want to do. You can see that our entryway door is visible from the kitchen/living room/and dinning room.